Vice Principal, Student Welfare, Barnet

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St Mary's and St John's CE SchoolBarnet

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Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L20 to L25 (£66,978.00 to £75,290.00)
Contract term: Permanent

St Mary’s and St John’s CE School is seeking to appoint a highly talented and successful leader to the role of Vice Principal at our all through school. This role represents a unique opportunity to lead in an all through school at a critical time of its journey as we continue to grow SMSJ into a beacon for mainstream education.

The Role

This position provides the unique opportunity to engage in leadership of the highest level in an all through school. We are seeking an inspirational leader who will continue to ensure student welfare is directly linked to the school’s curriculum, pedagogical approach and assessment design. Our new Vice Principal will be responsible for refining and embedding a welfare system which reinforces our vision and approach to teaching and learning; therefore, taking the lead role in developing the all through culture and vision.

We know that the quality of a school cannot outstrip the quality of its staff and so we place a primacy on staff growth and development. This post provides the opportunity for an ambitious leader to receive the very best coaching, training and experience in their journey to Headship. As a Church of England school supported by the London Diocesan Board for Schools, we are uniquely placed to develop and guide the new Vice Principal in this next critical step of their career.

The Person

Personal ambition and a desire for furthering the life chances of young people are key attributes required within our new Vice Principal. Previous leadership experience, whilst expected, is not as important as talent and application. Our staff are looking for a leader who is a gifted teacher, with excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity for, pastoral and whole-school operational leadership.

Our School

St Mary’s and St John’s CE school is an all-through school in Hendon, North London, successfully providing high quality education and academic achievement for children and young people from Nursery to Sixth Form. We are proud to be a diverse, multi-faith, harmonious school, with a distinctive Christian ethos, resolute in the belief that "With God, all things are possible". In a changing world our values; Wisdom, Service and Hope, define us, strengthen relationships with our parents and children, and provide guiding principles that enable us to deliver academic excellence and promote self-discipline and resilience.

We very much welcome visits to the school.

Please contact Mrs Casey, PA to the Principal, to arrange a visit.
Phone: 020 8202 0026,

Application forms can be downloaded from the school’s website:

Applications and supporting statements to be sent to: or via post.

Closing Date for applications: 12.00pm Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Interviews are scheduled to take place: Week beginning 29th April 2019

The school and governing body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Each successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks.

St Mary’s and St John’s CE School
“With God, all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26)

Telephone: 020 8202 0026

Principal: Martin Serrão BA, MEd (Camb)

Primary Phase, Neale House Campus, Prothero Gardens, Hendon, NW4 3SL
Junior Phase, Bennett House Campus, Sunningfields Road, Hendon, NW4 4QR
Senior Phase, Stamford Raffles Campus, Downage, Hendon, NW4 1AB

More about St Mary's and St John's CE School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Prothero Gardens, Hendon, London, NW4 3SL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8202 0026